Watershed Analysis Faculty and Staff

The Center works with many talented faculty and associates both on and off campus to provide quality water research. Below are the faculty associates at Tennessee Tech with whom the Center works to explore the field of watershed analysis. To learn more about each faculty member, follow the links from their names to their department or professional Web pages.

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Yvette Clark, Research and Development Engineer
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(931) 372-3004
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 229

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Steven Cook, Professor and Interim Chair
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(931) 372-3194
Pennebaker (PENN) 207A

Expertise in ecology of freshwater invertebrates; fish parasitology; feeding ecology and bioenergetics of freshwater fishes; biotic indices

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Tania Datta, Assistant Professor
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(931) 372-3446
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 333Resume/CV

Dr. Datta is a newly appointed faculty member in the Center for Management, Utilization & Protection of Water Resources and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests include:

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment Design
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioenergy Production through Anaerobic Processes
  • Resource Recovery from Organic Waste Streams
  • Role of Microorganisms in Natural Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Developing Low-Cost Technologies for Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

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Ferdinand Difurio, Associate Professor
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(931) 372-3839
Johnson Hall (JOHN) 332 Webpage

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Dennis George, P.E., Director of the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources; Interim Director of the School of Environmental Studies; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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(931) 372-3609
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 233

Expertise in natural and engineered systems for control of contaminants in the environment

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Alfred Kalyanapu, Assistant Professor
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(931) 372-3561
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 334 Webpage
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I am interested in understanding the complex interactions of water with urban areas including energy, climate, infrastructure and sustainability.

Research Topics:

  • Climate Impacts
  • Computational Hydraulics & Hydrology
  • Hydraulic/Hydrologic Modeling
  • Urban Water Management
  • Regional Scale Flood Modeling & Simulation
  • GIS Applications in Water Resources Engineering

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Peter Li, Professor of Geography
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(931) 372-3752
Kittrell Hall (KITT) 207 Webpage

Expertise in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology; environmental monitoring;  renewable resources, water quality, dam risk assessment

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Jessica Matson, P.E., Professor
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(931) 372-3260
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 126

Engineering management including engineering economics, project management, process improvement, and systems modeling

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Thomas Roberts, Professor
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(931) 372-3138
Pennebaker (PENN) 309

Expertise in animal ecology; wetland ecology; habitat evaluation and management

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Gordon Stearman, Professor
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(931) 372-3528
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 340

Expertise in organic farm compost and irrigation treatments in vegetable plots; developing innovative extraction and analytical methods; studying fate and transport of anthropogenic chemicals in soil; developing constructed wetland systems for cleanup of water runoff in nurseries; developing best management systems for control of urban nonpoint source pollutants.

 

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